Today I am sooooooooooooooo excited to co-host with Amanda and Lindsay for Wino Wednesday. As we all know, I'm a huge wine fan and have a hard time picking a favorite. Honestly, as long as it tastes good, I'm a happy camper. I can enjoy a $10 bottle of wine at the lake or camping and savor a $200 bottle of wine celebrating life with Le Husband. While I don't have a favorite, my go to wine as a hostess gift or a wine exchange is the Red Velvet wine, by Cupcake Vineyards.
Red is my usual preference when it comes to wine, unless it's a sweet moscato, but I don't like extremely smoky reds. I used to be a Merlot/Pinot Noir girl, but Le Husband is only a Cabernet Saviguon guy so that's what we drink together. Cab Savs are delicious, but sometimes I want just a teeny bit of sweetness and this Red Velvet blend is the perfect marriage of sweet and heavy. Oh, and did I mention it will only set you back about $14.99 at the most? Yeah, it's inexpensive and delicious, win-win! Most of the Cupcake wines are awesome, but nothing can really hold a candle to Red Velvet in my opinion.
I've had friends that were worried about it being too sweet for a red, but I'm happy to say I've converted them to Red Velvet, woohoo. I do suggest you NOT drink this with dinner because I don't really think it pairs well with meals. I enjoy it on it's own while making dinner, at a party or with my dessert.
Have you tried Cupcake wines? Are you a fan? Do you drink Red Velvet? What's your wine of choice?